The lousiest answer of them all!
I have been living in Germany for the past 10 years and sadly I hear those words very often. So often that sometimes I ask myself, “how is Germany where it is?”
Maybe a better question is, “imagine where it would be?”
Or the best question, “imagine where it could be?”
Because it’s not late! It’s always possible to change our perspective.
Other hilarious examples are:
“The truth is, no online database will replace your daily newspaper.” – Clifford Stoll, Author, 1995.
“Remote shopping, while entirely feasible, will flop.” – Time Magazine, 1996.
And my favorite:
“Everything that can be invented has been invented.” – Charles H. Duell, Commissioner of the US patent office, 1899
It looks like he didn’t want any work at the patent office anymore.
And you? What do you answer?
I hope it is, “here we do things differently, try it!”